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We found 3 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Preferred Plan Inc. near Munster, IN.

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Dr. Antone John Tatooles MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
(219) 738-2100; (219) 932-2300

Dr. Antone Tatooles specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tatooles's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiothoracic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,950
  • Medicare Cost: $1,485
Dr. Paul James Gordon MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
(219) 932-2300; (219) 865-2141

Dr. Paul Gordon is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gordon include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gordon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: lung cancer, esophageal cancer, coronary artery disease

2013 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $920
  • Medicare Cost: $259
Randall Scott Yessenow MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Munster, IN
(219) 836-8136; (219) 836-8555

Dr. Randall Yessenow sees patients in Munster, IN and Merrillville, IN. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yessenow accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Technique, Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin, Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser ... (Read more)


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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.